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How can allow the terminal on Linux to write Arabic without reversing its words?

For example, when I write "زمالك" it is written from left to right. How can I fix this?

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It's a known bug. Check out mlterm.

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1- Install the following packages:

sudo apt-get install libfribidi0 libfribidi-dev

2- Download & install THIS package. 3- Open /usr/share/applications/gnome-terminal.desktop by any editor you like: gksudo gedit /usr/share/applications/gnome-terminal.desktop

4- Add the following line to the end of file: Terminal=true Exec=/usr/bin/bicon.bin

5- If you have a terminal icon in desktop remove and make a new one.

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